DAYAMIT COMMUNITY COLLEGE

DAYAMIT COMMUNITY COLLEGE

DAYAMIT COMMUNITY COLLEGE

MYANMAR, Dala Township

Objective

To support education and work integration of the young in Dala

Beneficiaries

40 boys and girls attending the center and the courses and receiving psychological support

Partner

Department of Social Welfare

Donors

PIME Foundation, private funds

The project

The project’s goal is to support young people living in Dala in their educational path:  for this reason we’ve opened a center hosting didactical activities and activities leading to future job placement. Here boys and girls can attend courses of different subjects with techers, subscribe to vocational trainings to improve their professional skills and receive support to write their cv or make an internship at the end of the course, in a local firm.

At the same time, the young involved can experience teamwork and soft skills strengthening activities thanks to the presence of a psychologist. Whatsamore, they can easily have individual talks with him.  This all contributes to a full development of the local boys and girls.

 

The context

This project takes place in Dala, southern suburban Yangon area. According to a survey by New Humanity International, more than a half of boys and girls between 12 and 25 years old left school, even though 90% of them declared education is very important. The main cause declared for school drop-out is poverty: the majority left their studies to help at home or because parents couldn’t afford it. Most of the interviewed do occasional jobs in order to help the family, earning a mean of 3€ per day. All interviewed stated that they would attend informal education courses if they had the chance, included technical trainings.

young people

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THE FLYING SCHOOL

THE FLYING SCHOOL

THE FLYING SCHOOL

CAMBODIA, Kompong Chhnang

Objective

Guarantee literacy teaching to children and adults in rural areas

Beneficiaries

600 adults attending literacy trainings; 1000 people, including childre and adults, who attend the mobile library every year

Partners

Ministry of Education

Donors

CEI

PROJECT

In the province of Kompong Chhnang New Humanity organizes literacy trainings for the adults, dedicating special attention to women.

At the same time, it organizes professional trainings, in particular sewing and handcraft, in order to offer families the opportunity to start up new income generating activities and to improve their living conditions.

In order to promote reading among children and adults, NHI created the “Flying library”, a mobile library that every week visits 18 villages in the province of Kompong Chhnang. The flying library lends books and organizes reading activities addressed to the young public, in order to bring children to the world of reading.

CONTEXT

In Cambodia the illiteracy rate among adult population is 26,4%, that reaches the peack of 42% among women. In rural areas the situation is even worse, with an illiteracy rate of 50%.
Promoting reading and literacy at an informal level is fundamental in order to make people aware about the importance of studying and to promote access to primary education.

adults

CHILDREN ATTENDING THE MOBILE LIBRARY

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HIGHER EDUCATION

HIGHER EDUCATION

HIGHER EDUCATION

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh

Objective

Starting the first Master of Science in Sociology in Cambodia

Beneficiaries

150 university students

Partners

Royal University of Phnom Penh

Donors

CEI

PROJECT

In 2003 the rector of the Royal University of Phnom Penh made the proposal to start a Master of Science in Sociology and Anthropology. The goal of the program was to enhance the scientific research in the sociologic and anthropologic sector, introducing skills that were still underdeveloped in the Cambodian context.
Between 2004 and 2011, New Humanity promoted 6 editions of the Master. During the first 2 years of the program, almost the totality of graduated students opted for an academic career, creating a solid basis of skilled researchers and professors within the university.
Starting from the 3rd year of the program, the main professional progression were NGOs and public organizations in Cambodia, contributing with their acquired abilities to the development of their Country.
The collaboration with Phnom Penh university ended in 2011, when the University had acquired the experience and resources necessary to autonomously organize the Masters.
Today, the faculty of sociology is still the flagshio of the Royal University of Phnom Penh.

CONTEXT

The collaboration with the Royal University of Phnom Peng started in 1992. The legacy left by the Khmer Rouge dictatorship was still heavy: with the puprpose of deleting any bourgeois and occidental deviation, the regime had dismantled the education system at all levels. Intellectuals were the main victims of the extermination: before the regime in Cambodia there were 11.000 students enrolled in University, and only 450 survived to the regime.
In this context, New Humanity accepted a difficult challenge: restarting from higher education. A choice promoted by the Cambodian Ministry of Education itself, that asked New Humanity a support in order to relaunch the university studies in social sciences. This opened the path to a collaboration among the Royal University of Phnom Penh and various Italian and Asian university, that lead in 1994 to the naissance of the faculty of Sociology in the University of Phnom Penh.

STUDENTS TRAINED IN 6 YEARS

MASTER EDITIONS

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ECCE – EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE AND EDUCATION

ECCE – EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE AND EDUCATION

ECCE – EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE AND EDUCATION

CAMBODIA, Kompong Chhnang and Mondolkiri

Objective

Increasing the enrollment rate in primary school

Beneficiaries

1500 children and families

Partners

Aide et Action; Ministry of Education

Donors

CEI; We World Onlus; Fondazione PIME

PROJECT

Between 2007 and 2015 New Humanity International started up 20 classes of Early Childhood Education in the provinces of Kompong Chhnang and Mondolkiri. The classes welcome children aged 5 and work as a bridge with primary schools, providing children with all the skills and knoweledges that will enhance their academic inclusion.

In the Early Childhood Education Centers, children belonging to ethnic minorities have also the opportunity to learn Khmer language, that will be the official teaching language in the primary school. At the same time, New Humanity organizes trainings for teachers and trainings on health, education and agriculture for the parents, in order to enforce the competencies of the whole community and to improve the economic conditions of families.

Since 2015 the management of the classes has beed taken in charge directly by local communities, that guarantee the prosecution of the work started by New Humanity in the country.

CONTEXT

In Cambodia children begin their primary studies at the age of 6 and the government, though recognizing the importance of pre-school education, can’t guarantee an adequate number of kindergartens. The absence of this kind of education, together with the poverty of the families in rural areas, leads to low enrollment rate at the age of 6 (23,5% of children enroll in primary school at a higher age) and to a high school drop-out rate. In Cambodia is estimated that only 50% of the children complete the primary education, and in rural areas the rate is lower than 40%.

In Mondolkiri the situation is even more critique because most families belong the Phnong ethnic minority, that don’t speak Khmer (that is the official language in Cambodia and the teaching language in public schools), with the consequence that 6 children out of 10 don’t complete primary school.

CHILDREN WHO ATTENDED EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE CENTERS

EARLY CHILDHOOD CLASSES STARTED

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